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BOOKS of this kind can scarcely be published without incurring obli-
gations, perceived or unperceived, to faithful workers in the past and
friends in the present, and, under the distressing conditions of the day, to
foes as well. But I have also to acknowledge very gratefully help which
far outstrips this measure. Dr. F. LI. Griffith, Reader in Egyptology in
the University of Oxford, whose incomparable kindness and knowledge
have accompanied me throughout twenty-one years of work, has made
possible such usefulness as may inhere in the present publication by
throwing open his magnificent private library to my continual use. I
have also been able to rely at all times on the younger, but scarcely less
efficient, counsel of my friend, Dr. Alan Gardiner, honorary editor of the
Journal of Egyptian Archaeology.

The ready help of Mr. Lythgoe and the staff of the Egyptian Expe-
dition of the Metropolitan Museum, which to a colleague becomes with
the years more and more a matter of course, has added kindly memories
to those of labor and of the harassing accompaniments of field-work.
Many improvements in the text are due to suggestions of Herbert E.
Winlock, and in particular the arrangement and get-up of the volume
are the result of constant labors, not my own, in New York. A definite
service has been rendered by Henry H. Burton's photographic records
of the scenes. Finally, since the chief purpose and value of the volumes
lies in the faithful reflection of the chisel- and brush-work of the ancients,
I am under deep obligation to Emery Walker, whose lifelong interest